“Working with and giving hope to Parkinson’s Disease patients is a passion of mine. I love having the opportunity to meaningfully improve quality of life in ways patients and their families never imagined,” said Neurosurgeon Dr. Fahd R. Khan, MD, MSE, FAANS.

Dr. Khan is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon, biomedical engineer, and the founder of California NeuroInstitute in San Jose, California. He has privileges and performs surgeries at Good Samaritan Hospital and O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, El Camino Hospitals in Mountain View and Los Gatos.

 Dr. Khan treats conditions of the brain, concussion syndrome, spine, chronic pain, and spasticity. His treatments include:

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery

Dr. Khan uses the newest techniques for DBS and performs all of his DBS surgeries with patients asleep and under general anesthesia.

Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pain

Dr. Khan is an expert in neuromodulation and performs procedures such as spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation for conditions such as failed back syndrome, chronic pain syndrome and various headache conditions. He also implants and manages intrathecal pumps that are used for treatment of chronic pain conditions as well as spasticity from conditions such as multiple sclerosis and stroke.

Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty Augmentation

Dr. Khan restores height to either thoracic of lumbar vertebral body fractures by placing cement into the bone which can help reduce pain.

Cyberknife Radiosurgery

Dr. Khan uses a precise radiation technique that allows highly focused radiation to a specific tumor or lesion with minimal radiation to surround structures such as healthy brain.


Dr. Khan grew up in Ohio in a family of doctors. As a fourth generation physician, he has seen the dedication of both of his parents and the difference doctors can make in the lives of their patients.

He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. He furthered his engineering education with a Master’s Degree from The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia also in Biomedical Engineering. He received his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Medical School and completed a residency in Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. He also completed a two-year fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering with the goal of improving collaboration between engineers and clinical physicians to create breakthroughs in medical devices.

Following a seven-year residency in Neurosurgery, Dr. Khan completed additional training as a fellow at Stanford University in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He was also simultaneously appointed to the faculty as Clinical Instructor. Dr. Khan joined the faculty at Stanford University as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery where he remained for 2.5 years.

Dr Khan is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is also a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and North American Neuromodulation Society. Locally, he is involved with the San Francisco Neurological Society.


California NeuroInstitute accepts Medicare and most commercial insurances including many HMO’s and PPO’s. Worker’s Compensation is accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Testimonials (found on Yelp and on his website www.cnimed.com) praise Dr. Khan as a skilled, compassionate and caring doctor who is very patient-centered.


California NeuroInstitute is at 2550 Samaritan Drive, Ste D, San Jose, CA 95124. To make an appointment directly with Dr. Khan, please call him at 408.540.6865. You may also email him at info@cnimed.com.

2 thoughts on “Meet Dr. Fahd R. Khan MD, MSE, FAANS

  1. Dr Khan has spoken to our Monterey Parkinson’s Support Group and two of our members have had DBS surgery performed by Dr. Khan. He is not only skilled, he is personable and easy to communicate with!

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